Updated: Jan 2, 2020
If you'll be joining us at the 2018 APA-IL State Conference #APAIL18, you will have a chance to attend a mobile workshop for an award winning neighborhood! Springfield’s Enos Park Access to Care Collaborative was one of five NOVA award winners announced by the American Hospital Association. This annual award recognized the bright stars of the health care field that:
improve community health status — whether through health care, economic or social initiatives; and
are collaborative — joint efforts among health care systems or hospitals, or among hospitals and other community leaders and organizations.
"The Enos Park neighborhood ranked high in unmanaged chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, mental health and pediatric asthma. Nearly half of the roughly 2,300 residents were below the federal poverty level. Yet, the neighborhood is flanked by 2 large hospitals. 'If we can’t do something for our own neighbors, what can we do across town or in another city?' asks Tracey Smith, director of the program."
"By the 2nd year of the program, 38% of residents obtained greater access to care, there was a 22% reduction in Enos Park police calls in Years 1 & 2 of the program, and an 11% reduction in crime rates."
Read more about this exciting collaborative and AHA award in the 2018 AHA Award Program.
The 2018 APA-IL State Conference Enos Park Mobile Workshop will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 26th from 9:30a - 12:15p. Participants will visit the Enos Park neighborhood and then attend a session in one of the medical facilities.